Prevention of cavities or maintaining good oral health is very important for proper oral hygiene. But is that enough? Have you ever thought what you eat or drink have equal impact on your oral hygiene.When you drink and eat you’re not only feeding yourself. You’re also feeding the bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease in your mouth.Changes starts the minute you eat certain foods. Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars and carbohydrates from the foods you eat to acids, which begins to attack the enamel on teeth, starting the decay process. so let us see which are the enemies to your teeth.

1. Chips and junk food

The junk food we eat is usually starchy or sticky. It sticks in between our teeth making it difficult to remove. If you choose to indulge in snacks like these, take extra care to floss and remove all the food particles that can lead to plaque build-up.

2. Citrus fruits

You must be wondering how a fruit can be bad for health?

So let me tell you having citrus fruit in excess can prove bad deal for your teeth. The acids in your teeth erode the enamel making it weak.
Weaken enamel can cause cavities, sensitivity and even discolouration of tooth. It doesn’t mean you should avoid eating this food completely, eat with other food or make sure to drink plenty of water and rinse properly after having it.

3. Candies and sugar

Who doesn’t like a piece of chocolates or candies. But bacteria in your mouth equally like that last piece of sweet as much as you. Chocolate or chewy candies stick to your teeth and tend to stay longer than other food providing reach feast for bacteria in mouth.

4. Aerated drinks

We all know how bad soda is for pretty much all aspects of our health and oral health is not an exception.sodas are highly acidic, and the acids found in them can harm your teeth even more than sugar by striping minerals from your enamel. Cavities can form when enamel breaks down. Even diet sodas aren’t dental friendly. Sugar containing are even worse.

5. Coffee and tea

It’s common knowledge how bad coffee stains your teeth, and coffee stains are among the worst for your teeth as they are very resistant.gets even worse if you add sugar to sweeten your coffee as there are few things worse for your teeth than sugar.causes dehydration and dry mouth. This reduces saliva flow which can cause serious problems over time such as tooth decay and gum disease. It’s not that you shouldn’t have your favourite beverage but to limit it’s consumption.

So what you eat matters, have healthy fibrous food more. Limit consumption of sugary and acidic food. Take care of proper oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly.


Until the next time
– SmyleXl